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One of the very few floaters to make it all the way to the East End, Linger-A-Long was built around 1820. When it was out at the edge of the sea, it belonged to Eldridge Smith, a founder of the Long Point settlement after the War of 1812. Smith’s grandson, Capt. Ed Walter Smith, earned his place in whaling legend by killing a 73-foot right whale in 1888. Beatrice Perry was living here in 1950 when her presence was noted as the only woman scalloper in Provincetown. Joseph R. “Ducky” Perry, who lived here, was among the last surviving trap fishermen in Provincetown as of 1979.

¶ Last updated 12 December 2016.

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